Tooth fillings coloured to look like a natural tooth are known as Composite Resin Dental Fillings. Composite Resin Dental Fillings are made of a plastic dental resin, are strong, durable, and make for a very natural looking smile.
Composite resin fillings are applied in thin layers, and slowly built up to form the complete filling. A bright dental light will harden each layer before the next is applied.
Once your filling is completed, your dentist will use a special paper, articulating paper, to adjust the height of your dental filling and that your bite remains correct. Your tooth is then polished.
Dental Implants are substitutes for teeth and they are today’s best alternative to your natural teeth. They offer you a permanent and secure solution for replacing one or more teeth. They are made of biocompatible materials. Implants function as anchors or support for traditional forms of dentistry, such as crowns, bridges or dentures. Many of our patients will tell you that implants have changed not only their smiles and their overall appearance, but also their lives!
There are two parts to every tooth: the crown, which is the visible part of your tooth, and the root. The root is the unseen part which anchors the tooth in your jawbone, providing stable support for your crown. When an entire tooth is lost, shrinkage of the jawbone may occur making the face look older. Dental implants can stop this process.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their colour, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials.
Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. In comparison, fillings are dental restorations that are used to fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.
A dental bridge is a device used to fill the space where a tooth has fallen out or been removed. A typical dental bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding crowns (abutments). Once complete, this bridge structure is bonded or cemented into the mouth.
Without the use of a bridge, spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause multiple teeth to shift, lead to malocclusion (bad bite) and/or jaw problems, and may spur periodontal (gum) disease. Dental bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
Teeth whitening or tooth bleaching is a cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to remove stains and discolouration, as well as lighten pigmentation within the teeth. The level of whiteness that can be achieved will depend on the level of discolouration of the teeth and how they came to be stained.
Teeth that are brown or yellow due to coffee, tea, or smoking stains will generally lighten four to five shades. Teeth that are grey due to pigmentation within the teeth will lighten two to three shades.
Smile makeover patients at our practice love their new smiles and find themselves smiling a lot more after treatment. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. A smile makeover is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that will provide you with a beautiful smile.
If you have a beautiful smile, natural-looking smile, you will smile more, project self-confidence, be more positive in all aspects of life.